Best Summer Friday Ever

Best Summer Friday Ever

Last Friday turned out to be a pretty fantastic day. I had a half day at the office so I thought I would check out David Byrne’s Playing the Building. The exhibit was great. Playing the organ was a lot of fun and the building was incredible. If this video doesn’t make you want to see it, then nothing I say will.

From outside of the building that you can play, you can see three of the waterfalls in the new Waterfalls exhibit. I’m sure the best way to see these would be from a boat, but since I was boat-less at the time, I figured I would just take some crappy far away shots.


After the waterfalls, it was uptown to the Metropolitan Museum Sculpture Garden. Home of some of the best views in New York (and home of some expensive drinks). There are currently 3 sculptures by Jeff Koons on the roof, Balloon Dog (Yellow) was by far my favorite. I know it’s made of steel, but it really looks like a giant balloon dog.

And to cap it all off, the Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy exhibit in the Met. They have the Superman suit from the original Christopher Reeve’s movie, Linda Carter’s Wonder Woman suit, both the red/blue and black Spider Man suits from the movies, even the Dark Knight Batman armor. But the most impressive was the silver Iron Man armor from the recent movie. It looked like it could fly and take on heavy gun fire. By comparison, the rest of the costumes just looked like rubber and spandex. The comic books with all the first appearances of the superheroes were also on display. Action Comics #1, Detective Comics #27, Amazing Fantasy #15, Tales of Suspense #39… Ok, now I’m just geeking out.

The Armored Body

Just a typical New York afternoon, I love this city.

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